Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Contemporary Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun bookish meme held at The Broke and the Bookish, and this week, bloggers were asked to create a list of books we can't believe we haven't read from any genre we chose, and I chose contemporary. I love contemporary. It has a way of making me feel feelings, and in result so many of the contemporaries I read become favorites. The thing is... I don't read it a lot. I don't know why, but I just don't. I guess part of the reason is that a lot of contemporaries make me cry (and I'm not fond of crying... I will wait forever to read a book if I think it'll make me cry) and I just love genres like science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy too. I read a little bit of everything, yet somehow contemporary is what I probably read the least (well, aside from non-fiction... I don't read enough non-fiction either).
I'll warn you all ahead of time: You will probably be shocked when you read some of the titles this list. You will probably think I live under a rock, and then question how I fit my computer under the rock to type all this. You will wonder how it is possible for a lover of young adult fiction to have not read these books. Frankly, I wonder the same things...
Top Ten Contemporary Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Looking for Alaska by John Green
A Note of Madness by Tabitha Suzuma
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

6 & 7
Eleanor and Park & Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

As always, feel free to let me know what you think of my list (in all of its ridiculousness) and leave me a link to your Top Ten Tuesday... perhaps there are others who apparently live under a reading rock as I do? Probably not, but we shall see. Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Great list! I haven't read the Stephanie Perkins books yet either, so don't feel bad. I have read most of the others on your list, though, and highly highly highly recommend both If I Stay and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. If I Stay surprised me with how good it is, and it's a fast read. And The Absolutely True Diary made me literally laugh out loud! Here's my TTT. Happy reading!

  2. I need to read a couple of these books too LOL!! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday if you wanna check it out :) http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/top-ten-tuesday1

  3. I've only read two of these and I love contemporary, too! FANGIRL is a fun one, although it's got some substance to it, so it's surprisingly thoughtful.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!